Canon will release its PowerShot Zoom camera in Europe. The device can be regarded more or less as a digital monocular. The camera has a lens that, in combination with digital zoom, achieves a focal length of up to 800mm. The PowerShot Zoom costs 339 euros.
The PowerShot Zoom is described by Canon as a monocular camera and contains an electronic viewfinder. The compact device includes a 1/3 “sensor with a resolution of 12 megapixels and a stabilized f / 5.6-6.3 lens, where users can choose between an image with a focal length of 100 or 400 mm in full-frame equivalent. zoom function of 2x is also possible 800mm The lens is stabilized up to four stops.
The camera contains the Digic 8 image processor, which is also found in the EOS 850D single-lens reflex camera, for example. This allows users to take photos at 10fps. There is also the option to use a continuous autofocus mode, which also supports face recognition. According to the manufacturer, it is possible to record videos in 1080p at 24, 25 or 30 fps and video images are saved in the MP4 format.
Canon says the camera is primarily intended for users who, for example, engage in outdoor activities, such as hikers who want to watch birds. In addition, Canon sees for itself that it is a handy gadget for spectators of sports matches.
The camera charges via a USB-C connection and captured photos and videos are stored on a microSD card. It is also possible to send images to the smartphone via WiFi and Bluetooth. The PowerShot Zoom weighs 145 grams, has a suggested retail price of 339 euros and will be available from the end of November. Incidentally, the camera has previously gone through a successful crowdfunding process in Japan.